An urgent appeal for information has been launched, after a dog was picked up in Princetown, Tredegar, with horrific injuries, and a leg hanging off. 

The grey male lurcher was caught by Gwent Police today (19 June), and is now in RSPCA Cymru care for treatment. He had been found on Merthyr Road.

It is suspected the dog’s right hind leg has been left hanging off after getting trapped by a snare, which has gone right through the bone.

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An abandoned six-month-old kitten starved to death in an Aberdare property, after tragically being unable to claw into unopened sachets of food left at the house.

Ms Rhiannon Sian Davies (d.o.b 07/06/1987), of Llwynderi, Pen Y Waun, pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence, after leaving the cat to die in an Aberdare house, with the neglect causing the feline “unimaginable, severe and totally unnecessary suffering.”

She was given a 10-week custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months, and banned … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched after a cat was shot in the Pontypridd area, with a pellet breaking the tabby’s femur.

The owner found her female cat – named Tauriel – injured in the Llantwit Fardre area on 2 June, having been missing for a few days. The shooting is believed to have happened on 1 June.

 Sadly, Tauriel had been shot in the right back leg, which had broken the femur. Veterinary inspection found that the cat … Continue reading…

Five dead ponies have been found dumped in a Pentyrch ditch – with a pair of trainers potentially offering a clue as to who abandoned their bodies.

The shocking discovery, on Tyn-Y-Coed Road, has prompted an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information, with a pair of blue Adidas trainers found at the scene potentially linked to the incident.

A South Wales Police officer found the equine bodies on 27 May. None of the animals had microchips or could be identified to … Continue reading…

Members of the public have been urged to vote with their feet, and give a circus using performing wild animals a miss in Porthcawl this week.

The circus is taking place between 10 May and 14 May in the town, and the charity believes a low turnout at the event is important to further highlight the public’s lack of support.

RSPCA Cymru is campaigning for an outright ban on the use of wild animals in circuses – a practice they … Continue reading…